The microstratigraphy of middens: capturing daily routine in rubbish at Neolithic Catalhoyuk, Turkey

Lisa-Marie Shillito, Wendy Matthews, Matthew J. Almond, Ian D. Bull

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Microstratigraphy - the sequencing of detailed biological signals on site - is an important new approach being developed in the Catalhoyuk project. Here the authors show how microscopic recording of the strata and content of widespread middens on the tell are revealing daily activities and the selective employment of plants in houses and as fuel. Here we continue to witness a major advance in the practice of archaeological investigation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1024-1038
Number of pages15
Issue number329
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2011

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